ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sat Jun 18 03:43:00 CDT 2011


On Jun 18, 2011, at 12:18 AM, Robert Bonomi wrote:

> 
>> Subject: Re: ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs
>> From: Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com>
>> 
>> MacDonald's would likely get title to .macdonalds under the new rules, 
>> right?
>> 
>> Well... Which MacDonald's?
>> 
>> 1.	The fast food chain
>> 2.	O.C. MacDonald's Plumbing Supply
>> 3.	MacDonald and Sons Paving Systems
>> 4.	MacDonald and Madison Supply Company
>> 5.	etc.
> 
> Easy to resolve (excuse the pun) _that_ one.
> 
> The _senior_ claimant to that domain would be Clan MacDonald, of Scotland.
> 
> Who gets 'apple'?  Apple (the computer company), Apple (the record company)?
>  How about the 'fruit of the month' club?
> 
> Now, if you want a _hard_ problem, who gets to register 'YellowPages' ?
> <*EVIL* grin>
> 
> 
> 

That's easy... Oracle as the successor to Sun Microsystems. :p

Owen





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